Milk thistle is a powerful
liver tonic and is used by herbalists to treat such liver disorders as cirrhosis and
The seeds are the most
potent part of the plant and they contain an active ingredient called Silymarin.
Apparently, Silymarin helps create new, healthy liver cells without encouraging the growth
of any malignant liver tissue that may be present. Silymarin, is also an antioxidant,
protecting liver cells from damage by free radicals. This active ingredient can be used by
healthy people who can expect to have their liver ready and able to detoxify damaging
substances much easier.
Milk thistle also is
believed to ease outbreaks of psoriasis.
How It May Benefit
Take milk thistle
including cirrhosis and hepatitis.
inflammation of the
poisoning from ingestion
of the death cup mushroom.
Because taking milk thistle
increases bile secretion, you may develop loose stools.
If you think that you have
a liver disorder, seek medical advice.
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available in dried bulk,